Published: Apr 04, 2013 11:18 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida child welfare officials are planting a pinwheel garden with the Tallahassee elementary school children to speak out about child abuse.
    
First Lady Ann Scott, Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and his wife, Florida's Advocate for Foster Care and Adoption Tanya Wilkins, will be among those attending Friday's event at the governor's mansion along with 20 children from Bethel Christian Academy.
    
DCF is launching the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign as part of a national movement to change the way people think about child abuse prevention by focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development from the start so abuse and neglect never begins.
    
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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